(Guest Post by Felix Tarcomnicu )
Despite the tighter regulations imposed by search giants ( particularly Google ), on the use of back links, building those links remains a valuable strategy in generating organic inbound traffic.
The truth of the matter is there are ways and means to develop back links that will conform to Google’s guidelines and still yield productive results for your SEO efforts.
Here are five smart ways to build back links and improve SEO:
Everyone in SEO has probably bled the term “Great Content” dry. Ever since Google introduced its search engine directives related to a change in its algorithm, the need for great content has been at the forefront of SEO.
There is no doubt creating great content will help generate back links. If people love what they read and see value and relevance in the content, they will share or re-distribute it. But in order to maximize your blog, it must be kept active or dynamic.
It’s not just about creating great content. You should look beyond your comfort zone and explore other ways to keep the interest going.
The best content should be relevant, engaging and addresses a specific concern of the audience. Often, a single piece will not be enough. Explore your creativity by adapting techniques to keep content fully charged.
We’ve often read SEO professionals recommend webinars as an effective way for link building but how does it work?
Keep in mind these tips when conceptualizing your webinar:
In order to encourage organic back linking, you must consistently reach out to related resources or potential affiliates. In a way you are networking with people and communities that see value in developing strategic partnerships.
Who says that going the traditional route is obsolete in the digital world? Traditional networking may be inefficient but it still has redeeming values.
For one, leg work gets you involved and engaged directly with your prospective market. Second, greater connectivity is established when content is directly handheld. I am referring to newspapers, books, magazines and newsletters.
Even though the use of paper has been labeled “non-green” and financially inefficient, it still made content resonate louder and clearer than digital methods. You can merge old school tactics with digital techniques to build good quality back links to your website.
These are just a few of the best actionable ideas to help you attract organic link building to your website.
The bottom-line is to be creative with your approach and find new avenues to get your content found. In the virtual world, there are no boundaries. There will always be opportunities to expand your reach and coverage.
Generally, most of us are good at a handful of things, and are REALLY good at a couple of those… unless Content Marketing is one of those things that you are particularly good at, here in Central Florida, it usually makes more sense to get some help from a professional Content Marketing agency. “Good” Content Marketing requires a mind for copy writing, visual design, data analytics, web design, search engine optimization, sales, story telling, psychology, and about a dozen other talents that you either possess…or…you don’t. If your skills are aren’t directly in line with those things, you’re probably better served by focusing your time and energy on the things that you really do specialize in and letting someone else handle (or at least help with) the marketing.
Before you reach out to an Orlando Content Marketing agency though, there are three important things you need to do first, and as a warning, they all require you to open yourself up to some hard truths and different ways of thinking.
Of course, one could argue that we are a bit biased (and one would be correct), but the fact is that GOOD Content Marketing does “work”. It will help you and your organisation attract new viewers and prospects, it will help you keep those same people engaged and ultimately help you convert more of those people to customers/clients, it will help you establish yourself as a thought leader and expert, it will help boost your website’s SEO, and most importantly, it will help your company understand it’s client and even itself better.
That’s what GOOD Content Marketing does.
BAD Content will scare aware potential clients/customers. It will establish you as -at best -incompetent (and at worst? Well, let’s just say that there are a lot of people we all avoid because of how they present themselves. I’m sure you have a few creative terms for those people). It will waste time, waste resources, and force you into a spending your time on damage control. Thankfully though, there isn’t a whole lot of “Bad” Content Marketing these days. Most Content Marketing isn’t “good” or “bad” . It’s just pointless.
What does this “Meh” level of Content Marketing do? Nothing. It does nothing at all. It just takes up space and distracts you from doing something more useful.
This do-nothing Content Marketing is usually the results of companies not realizing what Content Marketing CAN’T do. It can’t overcome a lack of direction. It can’t be at once both successful and unfocused. It can’t fill your coffers until it has had the time to do what it was designed to do (build relationships and create trust). It can’t “go viral” just because someone wants it to. Most of all, it can’t be viewed as a quick fix because it’s not. It’s a long term investment, but done correctly, an investment that pays dividends.